June 11, 2012 |
South Carolina took advantage of two mistakes by the Oklahoma to build a two-run lead in the seventh inning and eventually defeated the Sooners, 5-1 to win a super regional and advance to the College World Series. Chase Vergason's two-run double an inning later gave South Carolina a 5-1 lead at Columbia, S.C. Two-time defending champion South Carolina wrapped up its super regional series for its third consecutive trip to Omaha and 11th CWS appearance overall. Should South Carolina (45-17)
June 21, 2013 |
Nothing comes easy for UCLA. The Bruins' Hamburger Helper offense had a little more meat to it Friday at Omaha. Top-seeded North Carolina was all but paws up in the ninth inning. Coach John Savage could relax - well, grimace less anyway - for those final three outs with lock-down closer David Berg on the mound. But that would have been boring. There were gyrations to perform before the Bruins could celebrate a 4-1 victory over the Tar Heels (59-12) that put them in the College World Series final.
June 20, 2010 |
Before the College World Series began, ESPN required each team to provide four players for pregame interviews. The television network selected three UCLA pitchers, and the lone hitter was chosen only because he suffered a broken wrist as the team celebrated after the super regional. Maybe after Saturday, the Bruins' lineup will get some attention without needing a freak injury involved. In addition to starter Trevor Bauer's 11 strikeouts, UCLA took one step closer to proving it has more than just pitching in an 11-3 victory over Florida at Rosenblatt Stadium.
June 26, 2010 |
UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer has spent much of his time here explaining why he prefers to wear a faded, worn hat. He says new ones make him look like a train conductor. Still, it may have been just as fitting for Bauer to yell "All aboard!" while the Bruins rode his arm to a 10-3 victory against Texas Christian on Saturday in the College World Series. The Bruins, making their first appearance in the finals, begin a best-of-three series against South Carolina at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Rosenblatt Stadium.
June 16, 2013 |
This is UCLA baseball. It's a little like a Penn & Teller magic/comedy act. When it's over, you wonder how the Bruins did it, and are left chuckling at the idea. Pitcher Adam Plutko had his business-as-usual postseason performance. A couple runs materialized out of nowhere, with Louisiana State lending a hand. Reliever David Berg handled the grand finale, pitching a scoreless ninth around two singles and a walk for his 22nd save. This, though, was a tad different. The Bruins' 2-1 victory at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on Sunday in the College World Series came against the top-ranked Tigers.
June 20, 2013 |
One thing you can say about UCLA's baseball team: The Bruins have been considerate of other people's feelings. Nobody walks away feeling too bad. "We fought hard. We played hard. We played good," North Carolina State Coach Elliott Avent said. Said Louisiana State Coach Paul Mainieri: "I just think we didn't square up on enough balls. " You'd almost expect guys to start picking up the dinner tab for the Bruins after losing to them. The Bruins have scored four runs in two College World Series games.
May 29, 1992 |
A capsule look at the eight teams in the College World Series at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium, in order of seeding: 1. MIAMI Record: 53-8. Coach: Ron Fraser, 30th year. Conference finish: Independent. How advanced: Won Atlantic Regional championship. Ranking: First by Baseball America magazine and Collegiate Baseball magazine.